Sir Robert Goushill b 1350 and ELIZABETH FITZ ALAN, DUCHESS OF NORFOLK b 1366

Sir Robert Goushill was born in 1360 in Hoveringham, Nottinghamshire, England. He died on 30 Jul 1403 in Battle of Shrewsbury. He was buried in 1403/1404 in Hoveringham, Nottinghamshire, England. He married Elizabeth FitzAlan Duchess of Norfolk on 10 Sep 1401 in Hoveringham, Nottinghamshire, England. Elizabeth FitzAlan Duchess of Norfolk was born in 1366 in Derbyshire, England. She died in 1425 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England. She was buried in Hoveringham, Nottinghamshire, England.

Sir Robert Goushill was born in 1360 in Hoveringham, Nottinghamshire, England and died on 21 Jul 1403 in Battle of Shrewsbury at age 43. Robert was born at Hoveringham, Notts., England. Of Hoveringham, Notts. Robert Goushill, Esq. of Hoveringham, Nottingham. He married Elizabeth Fitz Alan before 19 August 1401. Elizabeth was married to Robert without the king’s licence, when her dower lands were ordered back into the king’s hands. She was pardoned on 28 September 1401 and her lands were restored. Robert was knighted and received control of her dower land. Sir Robert Goushill was slain at the Battle of Shrewsbury on 21 July 1403 leaving two daughters and co-heiresses.  Robert died Slain 21 July 1403.

The following is the strange and interesting history of Sir Robert Goushill, or Gouxhill, and his wife. The lady Elizabeth Fitzalan was the daughter of Richard Fitzalan, 14th Earl of Arundel, and sister of Thomas Fitzalan, 15th Earl. She was born in 1372. Earl Richard was, along withthe Duke of Gloucester and others, accused of high treason in 1397, and beheaded on September 21st, in that year. Among his accusers was Thomas Mowbray, Earl of Nottingham, afterwards created first Duke of Norfolk by the king (Richard II.). Strange to say, the Earl of Arundel’s daughter Elizabeth, whose first husband was William de Montacute, son of William, Earl of Salisbury, was married after his death to this Thomas Mowbray, who was one of her father’s accusers. On September 16th, 1398, the quarrel between Henry, Duke of Hereford (afterwards Henry IV.) and Thomas Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk, was settled by King Richard II. banishing them both. The Duke of Norfolk nominated as his attorney during his absence, Robert Goushill of Hovering­ham, his esquire. The duke did not long survive his banish ment, but died at Venice, February 27th, 1400. His widow, some time previous to September 30th, 1401, took as her third husband this same Robert Goushill. King Henry IV. was now on the throne, and Robert Goushill was one of those who fought on his side at the battle of Shrewsbury, Sunday, July 21st, 1403. He is said to have been knighted on that very day. Having been severely wounded in the side he had to quit the field, and laid himself down in an exhausted condition by a hedge. There he was found at night-fall by his servant (who had run away at the very beginning of the fight), whom he asked to relieve him of his heavy armour, arid, in case he should not survive his injuries, to carry to his wife (the Duchess of Norfolk), his last message, together with his purse, his ring, and other valuables. But the cowardly wretch had no sooner stripped his master of his armour than he stabbed him to the heart, and made off with everything of value. It is satisfactory to know that his conduct had been observed by another wounded man who lay near, and that the murderer was caught and hanged.

Rev. A. M. Y. Baylay, Nottinghamshire History

Robert married Elizabeth FitzAlan Duchess of Norfolk. The child from this marriage was:

  1. Joan Goushill

Elizabeth FitzAlan Duchess of Norfolk, daughter of Richard II Fitzalan Earl of Arundel and Elizabeth de Bohun, was born in 1366 in Derbyshire, England and died in 1425 in Heveringham, Nottingham, England at age 59.




Elizabeth Fitzalan, Duchess of Norfolk
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Lady Elizabeth Fitzalan, Duchess of Norfolk (1366 – 8 July 1425)[1] was an English noblewoman and the wife of Thomas Mowbray, 1st Duke of Norfolk.
Through her eldest daughter, Lady Margaret Mowbray, Elizabeth was an ancestress of Queens consort Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard, and the Howard Dukes of Norfolk. Her other notable descendants include Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk; Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby; Sir Thomas Wyatt, the younger; and Lady Jane Grey (by both parents).

Lady Elizabeth was born in Derbyshire, England, a daughter of Richard Fitzalan, 11th Earl of Arundel and his first wife Elizabeth de Bohun, daughter of William de Bohun, 1st Earl of Northampton and Elizabeth de Badlesmere.

Elizabeth had four husbands and at least six children:

William Montacute (before December 1378)

Thomas de Mowbray, 1st Duke of Norfolk (1384)
Thomas de Mowbray, 4th Earl of Norfolk (b. 17 September 1385)
Margaret de Mowbray (b. 1388), married Sir Robert Howard (1385 – 1436), and from this marriage descended Queens consort Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard, and the Howard Dukes of Norfolk.

John de Mowbray, 2nd Duke of Norfolk (b. 1392)
Isabel de Mowbray (b.1400), married James Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley

Sir Robert Goushill or Gousell of Hoveringham, Nottinghamshire (before 18 August 1401)
Elizabeth Goushill or Gousell (1404-1491), wife of Sir Robert Wingfield of Letheringham, Suffolk (1403-between 6 October 1452 and 21 November 1454), they were great-grandparents to Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk.
Joan or Jean Goushill or Gousell (b. 1409), wife of Thomas Stanley, 1st Baron Stanley, King of Mann, and parents of Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby.

Sir Gerald or Gerard Afflete (before 1411)

She died 8 July 1425 in Wighill, Yorkshire, England, and was buried with her third husband in the Goushill tomb in St Michael’s Church, Hoveringham, Thurgarton Hundred, Nottinghamshire, England.